Aquaphor is a great, fast-acting, healing ointment made by Eucerin.
I first discovered it when I got my second tattoo. My green-haired friend had always been told to use A&D ointment on her new tattoos, which is what I used on my first one. A&D healed everything up fine enough.
With my second tattoo, they offered to sell me this tiny white tub of ointment to use, called Aquaphor. I think it was like $5, which seemed like a lot at the time (but that is pretty much what it goes for in the store).
Aquaphor healed up my tattoo in record time! (It may have also helped that I didn’t wash the second one as often as I washed the first. Live and learn.) I think that first tube I had was “healing ointment.” I used it on everything until it was gone.
When that was gone, I had a baby, so I bought the Aquaphor baby variety, found in the baby aisle. It heals up diaper rash the fastest of anything that I have found. If you ration it out, that tiny tube will get you a long way.
But I missed the freedom of using it on chapped lips as well. The formulas do not seem to vary in consistency at all. But I was worried that since it was intended for baby’s butts, it would be bad if I put it on my lips and accidentally ate some.
So the other day I bought the lip care version. We used it on my son’s chapped upper lip after a nasty cold first (oops), so now it is sort of only for him. But I have been using it on my uber-chapped hands at night, and I can tell an improvement in an hour or less. Of course, they get a lot of dog hair stuck to them in the mean time…
According to their website, Aquaphor can also be used for athletic blisters, chaffing, windburn, and saddle sores. I am not an athlete. I cannot vouch for those uses in anyway. It is also apparently good for post-cosmetic surgery. Um–ya. I haven’t gone there either. It is also used by many with eczema or tender, diabetic skin.
Aquaphor is free of fragrances, preservatives (oh, so I should mind the expiration date, then?), and dyes.
This is a great product, that I feel like very few people know about. Hence, the blog post. From reading up on this product to write this post, I already have someone new in mind to recommend this product to.
With the super cold weather of last week’s snowpocalypse behind us, I just wish I had posted this sooner! To help more people!